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and the u.s. are now on full alert this morning. agents are investigating a possible threat from al qaeda-linked terrorists. >> they say this threat is credible and could involve commando-style tactics. brian ross investigates. >> reporter: tonight in paris, police evacuated the eiffel tower for the second time in two weeks after a bomb threat was called in. no bomb was found today. but officials in france are taking no chances. given what they believe is a very real threat. "we currently have reached the spike in the threat of an attack, which is unquestionable," the head of the french national police said last week. "as i speak to you this very moment, there is a specific threat against french interests," he added. this new threat to france, as well as germany and britain and the u.s., is coming from pakistan, according to intelligence officials. in large part from a contingent of german citizens who have been recruited for a jihad against the west over the last four years. >> some are german converts. many are turks. many are arabs. right new now we already have the first afghans and e
us you know and said, well we're -- congratulations on your pregnancy and we'll be happy to to -- insurance when you reduce. >> reduction means terminating one of the embryos in utero. >> i was like we can't proceed without insurance, this could destroy us. but i tried for four years to get a heart beat. you finally realize that this is a life. i mean, i changed my whole point of view about abortion about everything. >> luckily, it was a decision they didn't have to make. christy got them on her personal health care plan which covered multiple births. when it came time to deliver by caesarian section, scotch and todd were at the hospital right alongside christy and her husband eric. >> it was fast man. they said, we're starting in five minutes and it was like boom, we got the first one. and it was 9:40 9:41 9:42 bam, bam bam. >> while you process your first daughter, your second one's coming in. before you can fully digest that -- >> you hear a nurse yell. >> days later, the babies came home. to their family. >> and do you know whose biological fathe
for joining us. one east bay neighborhood is waking up to closed streets, construction equipment and a watery mess. terry mcsweeney joins us live from pleasant hill with the latest on a frustrating water main break. what we call breaking news. terry? >> double breaker. broke eight days ago, broke last night here near cay cay way. they've still got the water coming out of the ground here. they say they're doing that to stabilize the pressure and they do have water back to the 40 homes and 100 plus people who were without water, again, since about 7:30 last night. not news to the people out here. it was eight days ago, the very same pipe broke in a different spot but the very same pipe broke. they were without water yet again. crews have come out. they have circumvented the break and getting water to the homes. the street though is in a very, very interesting location. four schools are located near here, including diablo valley college. so in about an hour or so, students start walking, parents start driving their kids to school and this becomes a very busy street. they hope to have the street
to walk the line. >> exactly right. >> yeah. >> that brings us to our next story meg whitman has been courting that vote. polls show she's been making a lot of headway there. what happens now? >> wheg whitman... >> according to the hispanic volt has been a corner stone of whitman's campaign. it seemed the strategy was working a cord together field poll, whitman was gaining on jerry brown with the latino community making up 15% of the california voters. the polls just six days ago shows brown with 43% of the latino vote and whitman, 40%. a gap of just 3%. and now, with accusations whitman hired an undocumented worker, oakland city councilman believes many will back away. >> there is no question about it. and i when people talk about immigration, immigrant people and they abuse them and use them. i don't think the meg is any different. i think that will make a difference to latino voter autos and would you vote for her or not based on this? >> i was planning to vote for her. i'm a democrat. boy vote for brown. >> susan raske from the school of judicialism. >> i would say it doesn't hurt
morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news this half hour, pg&e is investigating the possibility that microbes inside a natural gas pipe might have caused the deadly san bruno explosion two weeks ago, this unlikely but has happened before. jenelle is live in san bruno to tell us more. >> yes, it has, ten years ago in the new mexico desert that pipeline ruptured killing 12 including three young children. investigators found pitting in the pipeline. the corroded area spread across 21 feet of the pipe and some areas 72% of the pipe wall had been eaten away. now, that pipeline in new mexico was over 50 years old and 30 inches in diameter. those are the exact same specs as the pipeline here in san bruno. the possible cause is called microbiological influence corrosion. this report came out in the san francisco chronicle this morning. it's basically micros that go undetected in a tiny pool of water inside the pipeline and then start eating away at the metal causing it to corrode. according to the article this morning, pg&e told state regulators last y
that fog out there. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. california voters have a clearer picture today of their two main choices for governor. last night democratic jerry brown and republican meg whitman drew a sharp contrast in their first of three debates. >> even though their styles are different, the two actually have several things in common. candidate jerry brown and meg whitman went into their debate in a virtual tie and came out virtually the same way. the polls have yet to be released. on the issues they also agree. both would protect colleges and universities from higher fees. both would enforce the death penalty. the debate lasted just under an hour at u.c. davis. the first question was how they would fix california's dysfunctional budget. >> first of all you gotta live within your means. i mean, they started spending money, we had a boom and wall street was going and dot-com and all that, then it collapses. well, you gotta reset. reset 15%, 18%. i authorized by my legal opinion an 18% reduction in the governor's salary, the legislators' salary and my
. -- socialization. it was an easy decision for us. >> reporter: this morning, it was time to get acquainted. if this looks like a hotel conference room, well, it is. classes started today at the st. francis hotel in downtown san francisco. of course the st. francis is only a temporary location for them. this will be the new home for the new school. the old press club on poe street. the building should available in two weeks with plenty of classrooms and space for the nearly 50 students so far enrolled at flex academy. students will have a k 12 cirriculum, use bid many kids who are home schooled. that cirriculum offers 130 courses including five languages. it's school at your own pace with individual wallized attention. >> so if you're behind, you get more help so you can succeed, if you're very advanced and fast, you can go faster and that can different in different suspects. >> cruise is one of only four teachers hired by the school. >> this is up to them to sort of get through material. i provide support when i think it's something difficult. >> at the old school there are about 40 kids t
was out using and disclosing ah possess trade saek seek krets and confidential information to others. chuck housework forward hp 30 years wrote the book published last year called "hp phenomenon". he says larry ellison knew, and didn't care. >> i think he knows full well what he's doing there. is no question that he knew this would ring the bofrl hp board, and hp executives suite. >> today ora cell sounded offended calling the lawsuit vindictive, and said the hp board is making it vir wallly impossible for ora cell and hp to continue to cooperate to work together in the it marketplace. despite heard's signature on confidentiality agreements legal an alift sthaiz is not a slam dunk for hp. >> california courts are reluctant to restrict employee mobility. it's not clear to me courts goring to agree with the assessment situation. >> now ora cell may ab announcement yesterday mark heard was joining the company. the market was closed. today, investors were able to react and liked the news that mark heard is ob joining oracle. ora cell shares up more than $1.30 and larry el yi son's net wo
! happy friday, everyone! it's 5 a.m.. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. pg&e is investigating the intriguing and frightening possibility that microbes inside a gas pipe may have caused the deadly san bruno explosion two weeks ago. sounds incredulous but it's happened before. jenelle has details. >> yes, it has, kristen. ten years ago in the new mexico desert, the pipeline ruptured killing 12. investigators found pitting in the pipeline. the corroded area spread across 21 feet of the pipeline. 72% of the metal had been eaten away. the pipeline in new mexico was over 50 years old, 30 inches in diameter, the same as the one here in san bruno. the possible cause is called microbiological influence corrosion. the report came out in the san francisco chronicle this morning. basically microbes that thrive, go undetected in a tiny pool of stagnant water in a pipeline and start eating away on the metal causing it to corrode. pg&e told state regulators last year there was ongoing concern about the potential for internal corrosion on the 46-mile pipeline runs from san
for brown. did he not win his argument today on the bigger issue, whether the drugs the state uses is cruel and unusual punishment and whether making brown choose how he wants to die is constitutional. attorneys for albert greenwood brown argued his execution should be put on hold. first offering him a choice between one drug and a three-drug method violated state regulations. >> this is not proper. >> and second that the method might still cause him pain, considered cruel and unusual punishment though it's just been updated to eliminate that argument. the state argued brown was given a choice by order of a judge and lawyers failed to show evidence of possible pain from the three-drug method. >> the judge refused to block the execution based on arguments. >> he has not demonstrated he's likely to prevail at this time. applications will restraint order is denied. >> brown convicted in 1982 for the 1980 rape and murder of a riverside teenager, susan jordan. if it goes as scheduled it would be the first california execution since being put on hold in 2006 over a concern about flaws in the inje
>>> good morning. i'm carolyn tyler. thanks for joining us. san francisco police are investigating a crash that occurred late last night leaving two people dead at the scene, three others are in critical condition this morning. it happened around 10:30 last night near the send end of lake merced. police say a gray two-door honda crashed over into oncoming traffic and was broadsided by a white toyota. two men died at the scene. three people in the toyota are in critical condition. police can't say yet what caused the honda's driver to veer off course. >>> the word censored that has the phrase adult services on craigslist this morning. amy hollyfield reports. >> those who have pressured craigslist are now full of praise. >> over a number of years we have persuaded craigslist to take action eliminating prostitution ads. it has donl the right thing now by shutting down the adult services section. >> the word censored appears where the adult services section was but melissa with prosecution research and education points out ads for sex are still there. >> you look at their website, you'
you, lisa. sounds good. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. police in san francisco are investigating a crash that occurred late last night leaving two people dead at the scene, three others are in critical condition this morning. it happened around 10:30 near the southern end of lake mersaid where lake mersaid boulevard meets. a gray two-door honda crossed over into oncoming traffic and was broadsided by a white toyota. two men in their twenties inside the honda died at the scene. three people in the toyota are in critical condition. police can't say yet what caused the honda's driver to veer off course. the word sensored replaces the phrase adult services on craigslist this morning. this comes after 17 state attorneys general called on the website to get rid of those ads. abc 7's amy hollyfield reports. >> those who have pressured craigslist are now full of praise. >> over a number of years, we've persuaded craigslist to take ax axle -- action eliminating prostitution ads. >> the word sensored now appears where the adult services section once was b
was carrying three viable embryos. one more than their health insurance was willing to cover. >> they called us, you know, and said, well, congratulations on your pregnancy and we'll be happy to buy in the insurance once you reduce, let us know when you reduce the twins. we're like, what? >> reporter: reduction means terminating one of the embryos in utero. staggering moral dilemma. >> we can't proceed without insurance, this could destroy us. i tell you, man, i tried for four years to get a heartbeat in that ultrasound, you finally realize that this is a life. i mean, i changed my whole point of view about abortion, about everything. >> reporter: luckily, it was a decision they didn't have to make. christie got them on her personal health care plan which covers multiple births. when it came time to deliver by cesarean section, scotch and todd were at the hospital alongside christie and her husband eric. >> they said, we're starting in five minutes. it was boom! we got the first one. what? you know, it was -- and then it was 9:40, 9:41, 9:42. bam, bam, bam. >> while you're processing your first
to figure out how to start over. wayne freedman talked to residents and joins us now. >> some residents are still considering that offer. the city says it could start soon but does need that permit and waiver to get going. for the rest of the people in this neighborhood it's a bit and a piece at a time. in this blistered remnants, shock has worn off there. is a sense of purpose moving forward from trauma of last week. >> flames i thought goitsing to come up the street from one house to the next and next. >> clarence laps into a stream of consciousness with a small prompt, then snaps back. >> this just happens. and this is gone. >> a man who fled barefoot, only his two dogs. when he left, clarence never expected to find a wall of family history still hear. >> you can see the difference of the styles. >> and there is -- would those have been replaceable? >> no. they won't. they'd be gone. all gone. >> for one neighborhood gone through so much, you might expect more anger. >> robert sherlock, another guy with a sense of playing out his hand. >> it's been disruptive. but everybody in the co
radiates the classroom. everyone enjoyed having her around. >> very important for us to be here to support the family and just have closure to this terrible event. >> jackie worked for the california public utilities commission for over 20 years which is one of the agencies investigating the explosion. so far there's been no public announcement about services for 81-year-old elizabeth torres. she's the fourth confirmed san bruno victim. pg&e has agreed to release the information just about everyone has been demanding since last week's san bruno pipeline blast. the utility had mapped its 100 most hazardous natural gas pipelines but it has been keeping that information secret. two federal agencies and the state public utilities commission have laid on the pressure and as abc 7's david louie reports it's working. >> the state public utilities commission sent this letter to pg&e specifically asking for its list of 100 most hazardous gas pipelines and their specific locations. that agency along with pg&e have been under pressure for a week by state a
the repair to get things back to normal, again. >> reporter: pg&e uses a device shown in this animation that has sensors to detect welds, and other imperfections. this pipe and others like it raise questions about how well it was made, and by whom. john pierre is chair of the civil engineering department at usc. >> a few days from germany. and one of the questions we may have dress is was it used in 1956 compatible with the kind of quality of steels we're using now? >> that is not an easy go answer. >> it's a major concern. but i want to withhold any opinion as to whether or not we need to rip open, you know, i don't know how many hundreds of miles of lines and replace them. until the ntsb comes back with a report. >> there is a coding to prevent corrosion. pg&e is also busy meeting with mayors and other officials about the pipes on its top 100 list this, is in san carlos that is 100 feet long, 24 inches in diameter. >> we're interested in more of the specifics. you know? what is the situation, and what are we going do about it? when? >> there is an aging infrastructure, we better do so
into burkeo's stopped police car in 2006. vic lee joins with us more. vick? >> the defendant was convicted on all 10 counts, including murder, robbery, and evading a police officer. it was an emotional hearing which was attended by dozens of police officers and police brass. he broke down and cried after the verdict was read. he was 19 when the crime occurred, and july 26th, 2006, he and two others fled in a stolen car after a robbery on bay shore boulevard. he led police on a car chase wound through the city, and highway 280. the van crashed into officer burkeo's patrol car. he was a police officer stationed at bay view station on the force five years. petrelli out on bail at the time. after the verdict the officer's father spoke to us. >> there are petrelli weing forrive you. you're just human. you make mistakes z your family, we bear no grudge or bitterness against also, you. >> and there would be a hearing on october 22, to set a date for sentencing. since this was a murder committed during a robbery, this is a special circumstances case which means he could get live without parole. tw
on top of us bringing us the hottest day in this cycle, poor air quality that will linger a couple of days. i'll show you where. >> not a lot of overnight road work. the toll plaza showing no delays. >> and supporters of same sex marriage will launch political ads today to pressure candidates who support the prop 8 ban. >> 5:01 a.m.. thank you so much for joining us. it's going to be a scorcher. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, in a few hours a hearing held in marin county to determine whether to halt california's first scheduled execution of a death row inmate in more than four years. terry mcsweeney is live in san quentin. terry, the prisoner's appeal centers around a lethal drug combo? >> they do. but if those arguments fail brown will be put to death in less than 48 hours from right now. the convicted killer and two-time rapist was asked to choose his means of death, a three-stage injection or one lethal injection. he failed to do that over the weekend. 8:30 this morning his attorneys will be in marin county superior court asking for a stay of execution fo
today. >> thank you, lisa. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. san francisco police are investigating a crash that occurred late last night leaving two people dead at the scene, three others are in critical condition this morning. it happened around 10:30 near the southern end of lake mersaid where lake mersaid boulevard is. a gray honda crossed over into oncoming traffic and was broadsided by a white toyota. two men in their twenties inside that honda died at the scene. three people in the toyota are in critical condition. police can't say yet what caused the honda's driver to veer off course. the word sensored replaces the phrase adult services on craigslist this morning after 17 attorneys general called on the website to get rid of the ads. amy reports. >> those who have pressured craigslist are now full of praise. >> over a number of years, we've persuaded craigslist to take axle eliminating prostitution ads and fortunately now its done the right thing voluntarily by shutting down the adult services section. >> or has it? the word sensored now appears where the a
have to turn is here. the lockup where charles rittenhouse is. the 72-year-old knows valdemore who used to stay with rittenhouse and his wife, allen. they found allen and her friend dead tuesday. rittenhouse is charged only with having large amounts of explosives in the house. his attorney says rittenhouse isn't involved with any murders. >> i have reason to believe the bodies were put there sometime that day, the day of his arrest. >> reporter: the police came to the landfill because the car last seen being driven by valdemore was dumped at a hercules shooting center. valdemore used to work at the shopping center, and all the trash from that center comes to this landfill. in pittsburg, lisa amin gulezian, abc-7 news. >> alan: national transportation safety board investigators are examining the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in a lag -- lag goon in san car loss. the body of a third victim was recovered on thursday. the ntsb said the flight controls on the small plane were in the correct position. >> we're going section the aircraft, do a closer investigation into the controls, p
confirmed as human. they were found in a house neighbors tell us is the bullis home. three members of the family are still class byed missing aich woman left carrying a small brown bag. a week later and there are still barricades up around the zone. it's still considered a crime scene. the kind other cities are working hard to prevent. san francisco fire chief and san francisco mayor newsom got a in person look at the san bruno damage and pipeline that caused it. mayor newsom ordered a safety review the day after the san bruno explosion hoping to prevent a similar disaster in san francisco. >> we wanted to take a look today and then, also we had a productive meeting with pg&e yesterday to begin discussion of age, location. and the maintenance schedule of the gas transmission and distribution lines into san francisco. >> the chief says she saw a scheme of the pipeline but was not given a map. pg&e says for security reasons ill will not give a map to anyone, including the governor. state emergency management officials or local fire chiefs. >> it's the fire department not pta. >> agai
child-only policies off the market this week. >> they're using children as hostages. it's a stunning admission that they're only interested in covering healthy people, not sick people. >> reporter: the move only applying to new poll skpiz will not affect existing child-only only plans. the indurance industry fears parents will buy poll says only when their children become sick. not w.not enough premiums to cover the cost. >> if there is a system people can drop in and out only when they need it most, then... it won't work. >> reporter: child only policies are a small market geared towards family who make too much to qualify for public programs and whose jobs do not offer dependent care. mothers with who have children with asthma want the option there. >> that is not our fault our kids get sick. >> reporter: pediatricians insist it's more expensive to let kids go without insurance and stay sick. >> when letting those conditions go, untreated, undertreated, then... you're having more emergency room visits, more hospitalizations. obviously increasing health care costs. >> this plan to e
it will take billions from our children when we can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us. >> good evening everyone. pg&e most closely guarded secret upped the streets of san francisco is a secret no more. >> after two weeks of wrestling with the power company the fire chief finally getting answers. amy is here now with cooperation that the chief was fight to go get. >>reporter: it took some time but she got what she wanted. she knows where the pipes r.big question is what will she do with the form? will sheree lease it or keep it to herself? here it is. map of the gas line running through san francisco. fire chief the white asked for this a week ago. >> very pleased that this morning representatives from pg&e came here to the building and hand delivered a map to me as well as the pipeline integrity management system plan. >>reporter: week ago pg&e refused to let her have it. for security and safety reasons. we asked them about the change of heart. >> we have looked at both the safety and security concerns and we knew there was a lot of interest from the public and a
. >> here's a live look from sutro towers on a clear bay. fortunately we have high pressure. brings us poor air quality and high heat the next couple days. >> the road work just cleared off the upper deck of the bay bridge but plenty more out there. all the details coming up. >> it's 5:00 this wednesday, good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. we begin with breaking news out of the east bay. police have found the bodies of two murder victims in vallejo early today. those killings and at least two more maybe linked to a man who died in a shoot-out with the chp last night in richmond. that's where terry mcsweeney is right now, and that's where the shoot-out took place. terry? >> there was two bodies you mentioned found in vallejo this morning are two people who were missing, both tied to the murder suspect, the man gunned down out here at the pacific east mall here at richmond last night. in the car with him last night. after they shot him they went into his car and found another murder victim. take a look at some pictures from last night. this entire chase s
shourd returns to the u.s. this morning with plans to speak publicly about her ordeal. and federal investigators determine that pg&e was running the san bruno gas pipeline at pressure higher than the maximum allowed. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. we're going to start off going to lisa argen, our weather a bit unusual. what else is new. we're going to talk about a chance of rain today, lisa. >> carolyn, that's right. rain in the north by where you'll need the wipers. here's a look at sonoma up through windsor. you can see a few light showers but mainly a lot of this rain is falling below the radar beam. not all is being picked up. it's light out there but we'll continue to see the spread south over here through napa. it continues to limp along through the bay area through the next couple of hours. but, you know, the rest of the sunday not looking too bad. i'll have the forecast later. >> a 20-year-old woman killed in the explosion and fire in san bruno will be laid to rest tomorrow. a memorial service was held yesterday. abc 7's amy hollyfield rep
and communities. yes on prop 24. it's time to give us a break... not the big corporations. >> good morning. you're looking live at the bay bridge. this afternoon, hottest day in the forecast and widespread poor air is possible. i'll show you where. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live at san quentin prison where in less than 48 hours california may have its first execution in four years but maybe not. appealing to the state and federal level, what attorneys are saying in a live report. >> and i'm jenelle wang live in san bruno. pressure on pg&e to install automatic shutoff valves to many of their gas transmission lines. find out what else it needs to do as new legislation passes. i'll have a live report. >> and a new injury accident is reported in the south bay. northbound 87 chp is on the way. live shot though interstate 80 in berkeley shows everything back to normal. that earlier police chase that high-speed police chase all gone from the lanes. >> it is 6:01 on this monday morning. back to work monday and it's going to be a hot one. thanks for joining us
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the oil began to leak. the u.s. coast guard says it will resume its search later this morning for a woman that placed a may day call in the waters off the coast of tiburon. they conducted searches from the richmond san rafael bridge and to angel island but failed to locate the caller. officials also broadcast alerts to marine traffic in the area. >> it's now 5:05. investigators will resume their search for a fifth day this morning looking for a body that may have been dumbed at a pittsburgh landfill. they're focussed on a one-acre stretching hoping to find clues that led to the whereabouts of frederick salas. he may be the fifth victim in the string of murders all at the hands of valdemoro. police say so far the tedious search has yielded just one clue and it's not much. >> the only thing they have found is a piece of letterhead that had a hercules dress but it's not related to this case. >> investigators are searching in the right area where trash from hercules was dumped. possibly the same trash from the business park where valued marrow once worked and where the car he had was abandone
on this thursday. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. the best known name in toddler toys is announcing a mastiff recall including everything from tricycles to high chairs. jenelle joins us with more. >> eric, if you have a child five years old, you probably have some fisher price product in your home. just the past hour the company announced this massive recall, 10 million products. the recall includes nearly 1 million fisher price high chairs with pegs on the back legs for tray storage. toddlers have cut themselves on the pegs. seven of them needed stitches. also recalled, 7 million tricycles including hot wheels, barbie free spirit and tough tyke. ten children have flipped and hurt themselves. >> things that protrude from a toy which children can fall and hurt themselves need to be removed from toys so that they don't pose a hazard. >> also recalled small inflatable balls found on play gyms and little people cars because the wheels can detack and pose a choking hazard. for those toys, they will need to be replaced. you can contact fisher price at 1-800-432-5427. kristen
saturday morning. it's not forecast to hit the u.s. directly. tropical storm julia is also churning in the atlantic now and could become a hurricane this week. >> busy season. >>> here's your monday forecast. another dreary day here in new york with some light showers, stretching into new england. hail, gusty winds, and flash flooding across nebraska and kansas. showers from dallas to houston. rain south of denver into albuquerque. scattered showers across florida. >>> 80s from miami to baltimore and 75 here in new york. indianapolis is 85. chicago 79. and kansas city 86. the hot 103 in phoenix. 82 in salt lake city. and 70 in seattle. >>> a champion you might want to keep your distance from after his latest conquest. >> the world's number one competitive eater has lived up to the name once again. joey "jaws" chestnut chowed down 47 burritos in just ten minutes at the new mexico state fair over the weekend. now, in case you are doing the math, that is 11 pounds of tortillas, beef, beans, and green chili, all for a grand prize of $1,500. >> another well-known competitor in these kind
, they were inside the building, brought them out, then used a charge to disrupt the device. not make the device explode, but make it so it cannot explode. and that is done with a little bit of a detonation on the part of the bomb squad. so that's what's been going on tonight. it's going to be quite a while before they get this scene clear. but this all started at 1:00 this afternoon when this man by the name of james lee, well known to the people here at discovery as a long-time protester, showed up in the lobby. what james j. lee might not have known during his four-hour siege of the discovery channel building was that for the entire time, police had him literally in their sights. when just before 5:00 he appeared to threaten a hostage, a police sniper pulled his trigger. >> he pulled out the handgun that he came in with, pointed it at one of the hostages. it's unconfirmed now whether he actually fired the weapon or not. but at that point, our tactical units moved in. they shot the suspect. the suspect is deceased. >> reporter: the beginning of the standoff at
is near the crash senior with the very latest for us. vic? >> eric, the recovery team is here ready to begin operations to remove the bodies and the wreckage from the waters of the lagoon. they are meeting now, making final plans. you can see their boat which is ready to be launched on that dock behind me. the plane is actually on the other side of this lagoon. there are two bodies believed to be inside the wreckage of the plane. they are robert boreman, owner of the twin engine beech 65 queen air. he's the president of a local steel company and a decorated pilot during world war ii. the other person is his pilot who is name has not been released, the body of a passenger believed to be his girlfriend was retrieved from the waters yesterday. her name also has not been released. it was airborne only about 30 seconds before crashing sometime around noon yesterday after taking off from san carlos airport which is about a mile from here. horrified witnesses say the plane began spiralling to the right and it headed straight down into the water narrowly missing one of the buildings here by
in the atlantic. it threw all its moisture and formed a low right over us last night. it's no longer a tropical system. it's just a big storm that's going to behave like a nor'easter and move inland all the way up the northeast. but it has plenty of rain with it. we're talking about a lot of communities coming in with flooding like this. this is right here, on my boots. robin, that's about a foot of rain we're standing in. many places from washington to new york, will see four to six inches of rain out of this storm. robin? >> it's such a mess. sam, we'll have more from you coming up. >>> we have breaking news for parents. a massive recall of children's products, including millions of tricycles and highchairs, all made by fisher price. lisa stark is in bethesda, maryland, with details on this. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: robin, these are the recalled products. everything from a highchair to a small, toy car. they have serious safety flaws. parents should stop using them immediately. it's a major recall, involving four, different fisher price products. first, nearly 1 million highchairs. so
tuesday. >> we welcome frances back on this back to work tuesday. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. back to school, the school year's just getting started and one bay area school district is talking closure. the fate of three richmond schools will be decided oddly enough by the city council. terry mcsweeney is live at kennedy high school which is on the chopping block. terry? >> yes. three schools, 900 students, dozens of faculty members will all be impacted by tonight's decision. the city council is being asked to provide $1.5 million to keep kennedy high, grant and the elementary school open. the school district like so many others have been hit hard by state budget cuts, turning to the city for money now, also declining enrollment. the city of richmond does have money, money coming in from the next ten years from a utility tax settlement. >> i feel a small part of that money be allocated towards keeping schools open. >> i can count on one hand probably the number of high schools in the east bay that have closed in the last 50 or 60 years. it's not comm
a state sked kredit card used to buy supplies is being cancelled by the bank meaning the state parks department can no longer buy toilet paper for its rural sites. >> this is is out ragis. >> urban parks have advantage of going to state wear houses for supplies. it estimates it's nearly a third of the 300 parks. >> it isn't just toilet paper. it's fuel for cars and trucks and auto parks, lawn equipment. it's house keeping supply autos negotiations on how to close the deficit have been slow. and there is meetings taking place this week. the governor has been too sick to the travel to the capitol. credit card won't be good until there is a budget and some think the problem was funny. >> i'll have to carry a larger hand bag and make sure we take our own. >> others didn't realize what a late budget meant. >> this is how dire the situation s how real sit. too. this has gotten to the point they can't buy toilet paper? this is real. >> supporters seized an opportunity to push the governor ballot initiative he limb nailting funding from the general fund, replacing witness higher dmv fee auto
. it will be breezy but the winds switching around to a northerly component and then off shore bringing us the warm effort day out of the next three which will be labor day and on our coast. elsewhere around the bay and much cooler weather tuesday and wednesday. our current visible satellite picture shows the fog went across the bay into some of our east bay neighborhoods clearing around the delta and this morning you have the delta breeze. you will see the range of temperatures from the 60s and 80s around the bay. a pleasant day here. tropical storm esh89 continues to lose speed and strength. 70 miles an hour right now and pulling out of new england. the rain, it is lashing parts of nova scotia and still see a couple inches of rain there but sunny and more comfortable weather for most of the eastern seaboard. back home we'll see the clouds hug the coast today. an area of low pressure passes to the east of us. then as that happens, we have higher pressure building in. northerly winds sweeping the fog away. breezy tomorrow, but then we'll see the numbers skyrocket on monday for much warmer weather.
to the u.s. newt gingrich unveiled his plan on the steps of the capitol in 1994. >> we're offering the boldest most decisive, clearest contract in the history of the united states. >> reporter: even nancy pelosi put forth a promised agenda before democrats won control in 2006. the new pledge includes specific pieces of legislation. many of which republicans have all tried -- >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: and failed to get through the democratic congress. the pledge hasn't been released yet. but democrats are attacking it. calling it a return to what they call the failed policies of the bush years. as the democratic leader of the house, his office put it, the pledge should read something like this. i pledge allegiance to the wealthiest of the wealthy, who we will protect before the middle class. in other words, george, the campaign is well under way. >> no question about that. jon karl, thanks very much. >>> the president was taking it on last night, as well. he's here in new york to speak to the united nations this morning. all the fallout after bob woodward's bombsh
-for all of us. >>> good morning everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. this sounds too familiar, a natural gas explosion has killed at least two people and leveled part of their neighborhood. it happened in belgium. the explosion sent 17 people to the hospital and leveled at least three homes in the northern part of brussels. witnesses told police they heard a loud blast and then felt the ground shake just before midnight brussels' time. crews have spent more than 12 hours on the scene. >> today is a day off for the cleanup crews in san bruno. work was done in the disaster zone yesterday. 29 of the 35 residents who lost their homes have signed a liability waiver including a guarantee they won't have any out-of-pocket expenses. pg&e says it will ultimately pick up the estimated $60,000 per house. officials hope to have the cleanup work con within four weeks before the rainy season begins. governor swarzenegger discussed the san bruno disaster in his weekly radio address. she promising a full investigation. >> in this case you really have to have a panel. i can't rely on
activist. >> good morning on this wednesday. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. we're getting our first look this morning of a sketch of a man wanted for questioning in a string of south bay arson fires. one case he set a truck on fire while someone was sleeping inside. terry mcsweeney is live in sunnyvale with the story. terry, this is far beyond the prank stage. >> absolutely. and investigators know a lot about this guy. they know where he operates. they know how he operates. and now they may have a good idea what he looks like; but as of this morning, he is still on the loose. take a look at this new sketch you were talking about. the suspect described as hispanic, about 20 years of age, 5-9 give or take with a slender build. the arson fires tend to occur in bunches. nine were set september 1st, one week ago today. the most serious happened as you mentioned when the arsonist set a pickup truck on fire on sold san francisco road where i am with someone inside that truck. this is not a homicide because police helped rescue that man. since may this guy has set fire
francisco. low 50s napa and novato. 48 santa rosa and half moon bay. the rest of us low to mid-60s. you step outside you may notice it's cooler than yesterday by 2 degrees in san francisco, 9 oakland, 15 fremont, 16 los gatos and 10 in antioch and 7 in san jose. so this afternoon look at these temperatures. more green on the map from hoof at 62, san francisco 66. upper 70s to low 80s through the rest of the bay shore up to the north bay valleys with mid-80s in the south bay. a little toasty in the east bay valleys. monterey bay, 64 with low to mid-70s everybody else and mid to upper 80s inland. accu-weather seven-day forecast, keep the cooling trend going. won't be as dramatic as today. will be on sunday. monday cooler than average and breezy and warmer weather like today's returns tuesday and wednesday. frances is following two major accidents. >> mike, sky 7 hd live over one of the crashes in vallejo. this is westbound 37 approaching highway 29. around 3:45 this morning, a big rig dropped a load of wire cables. another big rig crashed into it, possibly up to four cars involved or saying fo
the scene. amy hollyfield tells us more. >> more than 300 firefighters from 14 different agencies pounced on the fire but it had a lot of fuel to keep it going. it wasn't until six and a half hours that firefighters got most of it contained. >> it was amazing i mean, it was so fast. from the time it happened within a minute, it was uncontrollable. >> tracy was watching television when the power went out. she was headed to the breaker box when she saw the fire. she barely got out in time. >> i got my -- i didn't even get my purse, i got my dogs and got out of there. >> it burned around highway 1. >> there is heavy fuels which is a grove of trees and scottish berms. >> they had to close the roads leading into bodega which made for a quiet saturday night. the owner the bar prepared for a large crowd but instead didn't have very many customers. >> they had to close the oysters up. >> few people who were here spent the night talking about the fire and the volunteer firefighter that was hurt trying to put it out. >> he has a wife and daughter we are all praying for him. >> a section of her home
having her around. >> very important for us to be here to support the family and just have closure to this terrible event. >> jackie greg worked for the california public utilities commission over 20 years which is one of the agencies investigating the explosion. so far there has been no public announcement for services for the fourth confirmed san bruno victim. pg&e has agreed to release the information just about everyone has been demanding since last week's san bruno pipeline blast. the utility has mapped its 100 most hazardous natural gas pipelines but has been keeping that information secret. two federal agencies and the state public utilities commission has laid on the pressure and it's working. >> the state public utilities commission sent this letter to pg&e specifically asking for its list of 100 most hazardous gas pipelines and their specific locations. that agency along with pg&e have been under pressure for a week by state and federal lawmakers and by the governor that the public and first responders need that information. >> it has to have the level of detail necessary
more than 50 years ago. >>> few of us can imagine what the injured san bruno victims and their families are going through, but one bay area woman knows all too well. she was also badly burned when a piece of pg&e equipment exploded. her story of recovery is inspirational. you would never know by looking at lisa nash what happened to her five years ago. >> i had to learn how to walk again. i had to learn how to use my hands. >> if anyone understands what the san bruno victims are facing it's lisa nash. it was august 2005. she was walking to work in san francisco's financial district. there was an explosion in an underground pg&e vault. the force lifted a manhole cover rocked buildings blocks away and sent nash to st. francis memorial hospital which has a renowned burn unit. >> it was not just the burns. it was my lungs had been affected, my skin. i was vulnerable to all sorts of infection. >> she was heavily sedated for two weeks and there were skin grafts, something likely for the san bruno victims
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around. >> it's a difficult thing to have to do of for us from a district perspective as well. but we do provide transportation to where they need to go. as soon as a spot does come up for the grade level we send them back. >> in the meantime the district hired three new teachers and may need more novato is one of the few remaining districts with a 20-1 student patient. >> kids gaet tension they need. >> because the school district agreed to keep the ratio the state demands it not go over that number if the school district zrk it faces a penalty of a thousand dollars for every extra student. some pay in order to allow one or two more students in the classroom but novato is trying to keep ratios intact. moron is note the only parent doing battle with the district. other parents hope their appeals will be heard. abc 7 news. >> and there is more to bring you here at 6:00. lost founld then lost again. a battle over a little bog dog located seven years off the owner reported it missing. >> mild to warm for plans. at least outdoors. i'll have the weekend forecast coming up. >> and this is incr
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